Community Connections LLC: Archaeology with a Purpose

In today's episode, we talk to Jessica and Jasmine of Community Connections, LLC, a non-profit archaeological and educational organization in Colorado. Both with previous careers in Cultural Resource Management, Jessica and Jasmine wanted to bring together the "resource" and the people that give archaeology its importance and meaning. Approaching this in various ways, they hope to create a more excited, involved, and informed public in their local area. Chelsi and Kirsten discuss their work, their vision, and the experiences they've had along the way.

What is Archaeology?

“You guys dig up dinosaurs, right?”  Upon hearing that dreaded phrase, most archaeologists wish they could throw up their hands and scream a resounding “no!” in that person’s face and walk away.  While that would be satisfying, it’s not exactly helpful in dispelling the numerous myths surrounding our field.  It’s hard to not have the... Continue Reading →

Engaged Scholarship with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum

On this episode, hosts Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez chat with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum about her upcoming book 'Engage in Public Scholarship: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication.' The book provides not only a call to action, but also real solutions and examples on how to conduct public scholarship through a variety of... Continue Reading →

Engaged Archaeology Book Review and Interview

Join Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez as we bring in two of the editors of "Engaged Archaeology in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico," Dr. Sara Herr and Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, to discuss their new book. We discuss how archaeologists can create an engaged archaeological practice. We explore what engaged archaeology is, what that means... Continue Reading →

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